It's Black Friday in France and everything is on sale. Well, almost everything. There's a growing resistance to this foreign invader marching through French shopping precincts.
Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany have taken strike action on the same day the retailer holds its "Black Friday" sales drive. The union Verdi says tough conditions are making workers ill.
Chinese shoppers have spent more than $30 billion online during the annual shopping binge, breaking last year's record. The massive spending comes despite an ongoing trade war with the US.
Germans opened their wallets as the Christmas season started in November, providing a boost to the country's retailers and raising hopes that private consumption continues to support growth in Europe’s biggest economy.
Cheap image, flagging economy, few exports: South Africa's winegrowers are struggling with many obstacles. There is also a major issue over water.
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